Mod Music Description

The actual subculture that encompassed music, fashion, and the love of Vespa motor scooters and Italian fashion started in 1958 in London. Mod is short for Modernists, being either a fan or musician of modern jazz music. The influences to Mod culture consists of Jazz, R&B, power pop and soul. The first bands and artists that define the music are artists like Miles Davis and Ronnie Scott. The Who, Small Faces, and The Jam was rock bands favoured by the Mods due to the lyrics relation and revivalism of the culture. The Who's album Quadrophenia and the movie by the same name is a must listen and a must watch, as it was the soundtrack to the well known Mod movie of the same name.


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